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Windows 7: How to interpret Memtest86+ results

28 Mar 2015   #1
lighturfire

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
How to interpret Memtest86+ results

My computer has been way slower than it should be with occasional freezes when using multiple software. I ran Memtest86+ and got this:



How should I interpret this? I'm a newbie and have no clue what to do next.

Any help is appreciated.

Grateful


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28 Mar 2015   #2
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

How many sticks of RAM do you have?
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28 Mar 2015   #3
lighturfire

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Boozad View Post
How many sticks of RAM do you have?
I have 2 sticks, 2gb each.
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28 Mar 2015   #4
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Remove one RAM stick and test the individual stick left in. If it fails, move it to the slot vacated by the one you removed and test it again. If it fails again then the stick is bad, if it passes it's your RAM slot on the motherboard. Once you've run those two tests swap the sticks and run the tests again in the same order.

If the output is like this then you have bad RAM so the stick(s) need replacing.

TestSlot 1Slot 2
RAM 1ErrorError
RAM 2GoodGood

If the output is like this then you should replace the motherboard, however you can leave that DIMM slot empty although it's not advised to use a system with a faulty motherboard.

TestSlot 1Slot 2
RAM 1ErrorGood
RAM 2ErrorGood
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28 Mar 2015   #5
lighturfire

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Boozad View Post
Remove one RAM stick and test the individual stick left in. If it fails, move it to the slot vacated by the one you removed and test it again. If it fails again then the stick is bad, if it passes it's your RAM slot on the motherboard. Once you've run those two tests swap the sticks and run the tests again in the same order.

If the output is like this then you have bad RAM so the stick(s) need replacing.

TestSlot 1Slot 2
RAM 1ErrorError
RAM 2GoodGood

If the output is like this then you should replace the motherboard, however you can leave that DIMM slot empty although it's not advised to use a system with a faulty motherboard.

TestSlot 1Slot 2
RAM 1ErrorGood
RAM 2ErrorGood
Thank you so much, I'll try that out. What's the minimum time I should run memtest86+ for? It's not really pleasant to be sleeping with the fan noise in order to run it for a bunch of hours.
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28 Mar 2015   #6
richc46

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

You may be interested in this tutorial
RAM - Test with Memtest86+
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28 Mar 2015   #7
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Eight passes minimum is recommended, anything less isn't conclusive. You don't have to run it overnight, that's just usually the most convenient way if you use your PC a lot, you can run it any time you like. It should be quicker to complete the eight passes when it's only testing one stick at a time.
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28 Mar 2015   #8
lighturfire

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
You may be interested in this tutorial
RAM - Test with Memtest86+
Grateful, Richard.
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